POLICE Rice farmers in Negros Occidental are being advised to take precautions against leptospirosis.* ( Andy Alvarez photo)

PNP probes gunfire
as slain cop buried

BRGY. TAPI, Kabankalan City - A burst of gunfire was heard after the Philippine National Police rendered a 21-gun salute during the burial of Police Officer Joe Harry Peralta at noon yesterday in Brgy. Tapi, Kabankalan City.

The source of the gunfire, however, had not yet been established, as of press time, and is being investigated.

Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, Negros Island Region police director, admitted that he heard of it. “I will look into that”, Capa said, although he did not mind it initially, as he was emotional during the burial of Peralta.moremoremore

Help protect police,
residents urged

CANDONI, Neg. Occ. - Help protect your police.

The appeal was made yesterday by Senior Supt. William Señoron, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, police director of Negros Island Region, during the burial of slain Police Officer 1 Henry Vell Pacheco in Candoni, Negros Occidental, that was attended by hundreds of town residents and police officers.

“Through your information and cooperation, you may also save the lives of your police,” Señoron said. moremoremore


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‘Walk for clean polls' Thursday

The Diocesan Electoral Board of the Diocese of Dumaguete is spearheading a “Walk for C.H.A.M.P.” (Clean, Honest, Accurate, Meaningful and Peaceful) elections and an inter-faith rally Thursday in the city, in line with the May 9 polls.

DEB convenor, Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela, said a peace covenant signing by the political candidates in the province of Negros Oriental will also be held that day.

The covenant signing will be spearheaded by the Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental, headed by Senior Supt. Harris Fama as officer-in-charge. moremoremore